Women in Lebanon

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The roles of women in Lebanon have evolved throughout history. The legal status of women transformed over the 20th century, but traditional patriarchal norms and conservative versions of Islamic law continue to influence women's rights in Lebanon.[3]

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Women in Lebanon
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A group of women in Zefta, Lebanon (1960)
General Statistics
Maternal mortality (per 100,000)25 (2010)
Women in parliament6.25% (2022)
Women over 25 with secondary education53.0% (2010)
Women in labour force22.6% (2011)
Gender Inequality Index[1]
Value0.432 (2021)
Rank108th out of 191
Global Gender Gap Index[2]
Value0.644 (2022)
Rank119th out of 146
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Lebanon is known for its active feminist movements in the Arab region.[4] Oftentimes they aim to overcome legal and sociopolitical discriminations enshrined in personal status law.[5] In the 17 October Revolution, especially women called for reforming the sectarian system in Lebanon, in order to acquire equal rights regarding citizenship, inheritance and protection against domestic violence.[6]

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